Walk for Heart Health

By Kerri O'Hara

July 22, 2010 Updated Apr 22, 2006 at 8:42 PM EST

The American Heart Association's Heart Walk was held in Binghamton.

The American Heart Association says someone dies of a heart attack every 33 seconds in the U.S. The lousy weather couldn't stop nearly 100 people from participating in the 17th annual walk. The event helps raise money for research and public health education about cardiovascular disease. The 5k course started at Binghamton High School, went through the city, and finished back at the high school.

"It raises awareness and education to step out, get some exercise two or three times a day and you can change your life forever," said Catherina Pichura.

There was no entry fee for the race, but money raised from donations totaled nearly $150,000.

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